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May Day / USSR / Latvia #332608

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Martha Teichner) Political protests during May Day festivities in USSR featured; scenes shown of demonstration in Moscow while President Mikhail Gorbachev watched. [MAN - says we can say what we think now.]

(Riga, Latvia: Peter Van Sant) Struggle for independence in Latvia examined; scenes shown of demonstration against Latvian independence during May Day in Riga, Latvia, USSR . [May Day organizer Anatoly ALEKSEYEV - (thru translator) says life will be worse if independence comes.] Latvia's approach to avoiding crisis with Moscow explained. [Independence leader Janis JURKANS - says love for freedom can't be suppressed.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter;
Teichner, Martha

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